NGMC Hosts Inaugural Health Careers Symposium for High School Students

Published: Thursday, November 30, 2017
More than 140 students gathered for NGMC's first health careers symposium.

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) hosted its first Health Careers Symposium at the Gainesville campus today for more than 140 third-year high school Health Science students within the Hall County School System.

Coordinated by Foothills Area Health Education Center (AHEC), the symposium provided select students the opportunity to meet with NGMC professionals throughout different areas within the hospital.

The students gathered to hear demonstrations, explore interactive learning tools, take a first-hand look at life-saving equipment and tour various areas of the hospital, including the NICU, Labor & Delivery, Radiology, Emergency, Simulation Lab, Pharmacy and Laboratory departments.

“This symposium directly aligns with our mission of partnering with the medical community to recruit, train and retain healthcare professionals in our area,” says Teresa Davis, Health Careers Coordinator for Foothills AHEC. “We have the unique opportunity through a partnership with the Hall County School System to work with high school students who have already expressed interest in careers in the medical field. The students are eager to explore the benefits, as well as the challenges, of those careers while experiencing the work environment at NGMC.”

For information about Foothills AHEC, which serves 31 counties throughout northeast Georgia, visit, or call 770-219-8130.

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